New Zealand’s largest and longest-living pandas have been spotted in the wild as tourists flocked to watch their live video feeds.
The three-year-old Panda Bear cub was photographed on Monday at the Queenstown Zoo.
The cub was named after the Queen Mary, the patroness of Queenstown, who also made the news in April when she helped raise money to pay for a new research station in her hometown.
Queenstown Zoo spokeswoman Claire Gaffney said the zoo had been inundated with calls and emails since the live feed began.
Queenstown Mayor Brian Murphy said the news was good news for Queenstown’s residents.””
We will now be monitoring the bears in their habitat.”
Queenstown Mayor Brian Murphy said the news was good news for Queenstown’s residents.
“I think the zoo will be able to continue to keep the public entertained and hopefully the pandas will continue to be seen in their home.”
New Zealand’s national parks department said it was keeping a close eye on the pandacars.